April 18, 2019

Brexit: EU leaders dismiss talk of renegotiating draft agreement

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From BBC EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK’s political situation could make a “no-deal” more likely. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was “no question” of reopening talks as a document was “on the table”. Meanwhile French PM Edouard Philippe said there was a need to […]

EU – African, Caribbean and Pacific countries future partnership: Council adopts negotiating mandate

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On 22 June 2018, the Council adopted the negotiating mandate for the future agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Formal negotiations will start by the end of August 2018, as provided by the current agreement, the Cotonou Agreement. The EU will work towards a substantially revised agreement with a […]

EU grey list must not let tax havens ‘off the hook’

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By Tom Carnegie, From International Adviser Oxfam has warned that the EU grey list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes should not be treated as a way of letting tax havens “off the hook”, as those named try to get to grips with the implications of their inclusion. On 5 December, EU finance ministers published […]

Barbados one of four Caribbean countries named in new tax havens EU list

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CMC From Nation News BRUSSELS – Four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were named Tuesday in a new list of global tax havens released by the European Union EU finance ministers said that the countries –Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago –were among 17 countries on the blacklist of tax havens, after ten months […]

Brexit: Donald Tusk says not enough progress in talks

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From BBC European Council president Donald Tusk has said not enough progress has been made to move to the next phase of Brexit talks in Brussels. He said Theresa May’s “realistic” speech on Friday showed the UK’s “philosophy of having a cake and eating it is finally coming to an end”. But he said “there […]

German finance minister’s Brexit WARNING: Merkel ally sends message to UK over tax threats

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By AJAY NAIR From Daily Express UK THE GERMAN Finance Minister has warned that the UK would fail if it attempted to turn itself into a tax haven following Brexit. Wolfgang Schaeuble said comparing Britain to the Cayman Islands would be an “insult” to the UK but also issued a reminder that being small country […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Brexit creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean

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By SIR RONALD SANDERS From Jamaica Observer The 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have, at the most, two years to formulate a plan for dealing with the serious consequences of the British exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU). Indeed, the time may be less if the current mood of the […]

iNews Briefs, More & Community Events

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Cayman Islands Community Events TUE JUNE 9 Moonlight and Movies Summer Series The Moonlight and Movies Summer Series is Tuesday (9 Jun) at 7pm in Gardenia Court. The feature film will be Penguins of Madagascar. Sister Islands Community Underwater Clean Up Join the GREEN Team with the Sustainable Sister Islands Community Underwater Clean Up on […]

The EU vote shows growing disillusion with the EU integration

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By Federico Grandesso From New Europe In an interview, British Ambassador to Belgium Jonathan Brenton talks to New Europe about his country’s trade relations with Belgium, September’s Scottish referendum and the European Council’s recent nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. Can you tell us about your activities in Brussels […]

EU amends list of Caribbean nationals exempt from Schengen visa requirement

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Council has amended the list of non-European Union (EU) countries whose nationals are exempt from the Schengen area visa requirement. The Council adopted a new regulation listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from […]